Date Submitted: 07/06/2022 11:14 AM

    IP rights includes trademark, industrial design, invention, utility solution, …Normally, these rights are created by registering with the IPOVN, through ip certificates such as trademark registration, patent for industrial design, patent for invention/utility solution,…



    (Sample of IP Certificates)

    When industrial property rights are infringed, industrial property rights owners can use ADMINISTRATIVE MEASURES to protect the industrial property rights.

    - This procedure is against those intellectual property infringements which are not serious enough to be subjects to criminal procedure and the right holder does not wish to take this case in front of the Court to be dealt with Civil Code 2015.

    - Requirements for Petition against IPR infringement by administrative measure

    IPR owner upon discovery of infringement over his IPR is entitled to submit a Petition to IPR enforcement bodies asking to stop such act. The Petition shall be accompanied by the following:

    + Certified copy of IPR protection title - depending on each particular case the protection title  shall be Trademark Registration Certificate or Patent for Design or Invention or Utility Solution or Registration Certificate of License Agreement.

    + Evidence of infringement and information of infringer(s). 

    - Enforcement authorities involved in settlement of IPR infringements:

    + People's Committees of provincial and district levels

    + Science and Technology Inspectorate and Information and Communication Inspectorate

    + Economic Police

    + Market Management Controllers

    + Customs Offices

    - The legal basis

     + Intellectual Property Law No. 50/2005/QH11 (IP Law 2005) amended according to Law No. 36/2009/QH12 (IP Law 2009)

    + Government Decree No. 105/2006/ND-CP dated Sep 22, 2006 that was amended according to Decree No. 119/2010/ND-CP dated 30 Dec 2010. The Decree specifies particularly acts of IPR infringement, nature and extent of infringement of intellectual property rights, identification of damage, requests for handling of infringements and settlement of those requests, handling of infringements by administrative measures, control of exports and imports related to intellectual property, assessment of intellectual property, and state management of intellectual property.

    + Government Decree No. 99/2013/ND-CP dated 28 August 2013 that specifies Administrative Penalty in the Industrial Property Field



    * Assessment of IP

    - Assessment of industrial property means the use by organizations or individuals with their professional knowledge and expertise to assess and make conclusion on matters related to industrial property rights.

    - State agencies competent to handle acts of infringing upon industrial property rights may request industrial property assessment when handling cases or matters they have accepted.

    - Industrial property right holders and other related organizations and individuals may request industrial property assessment to protect their legitimate rights and interests.

    - VIPRI (Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute), a quasi-governmental organization, is the only agency in Vietnam authorised to provide expert opinions (statutorily known as assessment conclusions) on IP infringement.

    - Sample of Report of assessment result


    * Main works for IP enforcement

    • Step 1: Warning, that is imposed to unintentional violation and on minor first-time violation with mitigating elements. This step is optional.

    • Step 2: Request competent state agencies to handle violations. In this step, the IPR owner must prove his IPR and provide information and evidence about the infringing party's violations, such as purchase invoices, photos of signs, images of industrial property rights violations, etc.


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